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Olympic women's goalie Shannon Szabados practices with NHL's short-handed Oilers

  • Canadian Olympic women's team goalie Shannon Szabados makes a save on Nail Yakupov as she takes part in the the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Canadian Olympic women's team goalie Shannon Szabados makes a save on Nail Yakupov as she takes part in the the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Canadian Olympic women's team goalie Shannon Szabados gives a low-five to Nail Yakupov during practice with the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Canadian Olympic women's team goalie Shannon Szabados gives a low-five to Nail Yakupov during practice with the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Canadian Olympic women's team goaltender Shannon Szabados defends against Edmonton Oilers Ryan Jones as she takes part in the Oilers NHL hockey practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Canadian Olympic women's team goaltender Shannon Szabados defends against Edmonton Oilers Ryan Jones as she takes part in the Oilers NHL hockey practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Olympic champion women's goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with the Edmonton Oilers at practice Wednesday.

The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.

Szabados got the invite last night after fans on Twitter tried to convince the team to put her on the roster as backup goalie for its game against Ottawa. Szabados says she was thrilled by the social media campaign and the Oilers' players welcomed her at practice.